Quincy is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 101,119 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Quincy is the seventh largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Quincy was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Housing costs in Quincy are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Also of interest is that Quincy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about Quincy is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Quincy a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Quincy is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Quincy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.77 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Quincy is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Quincy area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Quincy is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.64% of adults in Quincy have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Quincy in 2018 was $45,634, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $182,536 for a family of four. However, Quincy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Quincy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Quincy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Quincy residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Quincy include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
In addition, Quincy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.05%).
The most common language spoken in Quincy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Vietnamese.